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John Allen (1907-1979) started working for the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) in 1934 and became the company's president in 1954.  He designed some great wooden coasters in the 1960s and is credited for the revival of the wooden roller coaster in the 1970s.  Here are some of his more famous designs, most of which still operate today:

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